At Tampa General, our Lung Cancer Center is a nationally recognized program that specializes in the surgical treatment of pulmonary and lung diseases. We frequently diagnose and treat high volumes of the most complex and advanced cases of lung cancer, providing optimal results for our patients in the direst of circumstances.
Our Multidisciplinary, Collaborative Team
It’s rare for a cancer treatment team to be as highly integrated as ours is at Tampa General. The team, which includes pulmonologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other specialists, takes a collaborative approach to treatment.
Our thoracic surgeons are among the most experienced in their field having performed thousands of cardiothoracic surgeries, as well as hundreds of robotic-assisted procedures. Dr. Sommers, director the Lung Cancer Center, mastered the minimally invasive robotic lobectomy technique for lung cancer, which has garnered him national recognition and is now used as a teaching tool for other thoracic surgeons.
We are fully invested in advocating for our patients and our range of expertise allows us to quickly identify problems and solve them instantaneously, from pre-op to post-op. Our focus is on creating individualized treatment plans that help lung cancer patients maintain their quality of life and provide the highest likelihood for a positive outcome.
Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgeries
As an innovative academic medical center, we promote the use of technologically advanced minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. Our team is highly experienced with robotic procedures, which allow shorter hospital stays and improve outcomes.
Some of the robotic procedures we provide include:
Nationally Recognized Care - Top 10% in the U.S.
Tampa General Hospital has earned “high performing” designation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-2022, meaning we are ranked among the top 10% of U.S. hospitals in addition to being among Florida’s best.
Additionally, TGH has been recognized as a “high performing” hospital in pulmonology & lung surgery for 2021-2022.
Lung Cancer Screening Program
The TGH Lung Cancer Screening Clinic is committed to helping create lung cancer survivors and lower the impact of lung cancer through prevention, early detection and assurance of optimal therapy. We do so in a patient-centered manner that’s inclusive, diverse, proactive and visionary. Through multidisciplinary collaboration, we are committed to offering individualized, evidence-based care through lung screening and management.